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Original Oil Painting of "Palo Duro Winds" by Veryl Goodnight

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Original Price $18,500.00
Current Price $15,250.00

The owner of this remarkably poignant work has asked me to entertain offers for the original.  The price above will buy it.  If you want to make an offer or otherwise discuss, please call me at 817-992-8220 or email me at

Set against the backdrop of the Palo Duro Canyon of West Texas, the herd family portrays what the artist feels was both the majesty of the big herds and the sadness of their passing.

The colors are slightly muted with the exception of the bison, so their power and strength get captured by both the musculature - Veryl's specialty - and dominance.  This has been her largest bison oil to date .. and may well remain that way, as burros and sled dogs now fascinate her artistic sense.

This painting - Palo Duro Winds original  - was first shown at the 2013 "Quest for the West" invitational western artists gathering at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana.  There, it qualified for sale (not something all the works are allowed to do) and went to this collector.

More recently, it was displayed at the "Cowgirl Hall of Fame" in Ft. Worth Texas when Veryl Goodnight was inducted into that prestigious organization.

Perfectly framed for most all environs, so as not to overshadow the work, but so as to draw attention to the subject.  The framing was selected by Veryl's husband Roger Brooks. 

The setting at the Caprock Canyon State Park where Veryl gathered her photos and views of both the bison and the canyon rock is the home of the Texas State Bison herd ... a herd that her great, great uncle Charles was in part responsible for preserving.

Painting is approximately 39 x 22; framed it is 46 x 29.   It is collector worthy; you would be the second owner.

These are relatively low resolution photos; they are the best I have at the moment.  We will try to get you better photographs if you would like ... or we can send the work "on approval".

We do still have archival quality prints signed by Veryl.  They are on the web site also.